On settling

This is why it's hard for me to settle, to accept low quality. This is why I lose faith and respect for those that do, especially when on the cusp of being able to achieve something really big. When you settle, things don't remain at the same level. Things deteriorate. You still have to put forth effort to maintain a stable level of quality. 

Whether internal or external, when someone on your team settles, they’re done putting forth any effort. You succeed and fail as a team, so if they settle, they force you to miss those other possibilities.

And so, this is where you have to make choices and take actions. This is what will separate you from most; you have to decide what your next step is. Do you remain part of the team that has settled? Or, do you move on and find yourself a team that still puts forth the effort?